What would we do different?
I am writing this on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. This was an “extra” day that I had forgot all about. I knew it was coming, but I had forgotten about it. It’s called Leap Year. And we get an “extra” day. As I was thinking about that, my mind began to wander a bit. What if we got an “extra” minute every day? Or an “extra” hour every day? Or an “extra” day every week? Or an “extra” week every month? Or an “extra” month every year? What would we do different with that “extra” minute, hour, day or week? Would we use it wisely or would we, like me, forget it was coming and treat it like any other day?
As I thought about baseball and football and hockey and soccer games, many times the difference in winning and losing can be as little as needing an extra second. How many times would a game have turned out differently if there was another minute? What would an extra five minutes or 10 minutes be worth to a losing team if they could take that time and use it to score the winning points?
And then, we need to think about life. The Bible says that “It is appointed unto man once to die and then the judgment.” (Hebrews 9:27)
Did you know that one day, each one of us will keep an appointment to stand before God and give an account for our life? How did we live it? Did we live it for ourselves or did we live it for God?
When you draw your last breath, will you be ready to meet your Maker? Have you “made your peace with God?” In other words, the Bible says that we will live in eternity.
As I shared last week, it will either be heaven or hell. In order to spend your eternity in heaven, you must be saved. You must accept Jesus as your Savior and invite Him into your heart. If you haven’t done that already and you were to die right now … how much would an “extra” minute be worth to you in order for you to be saved? We have been given an “extra” day this week. How did you spend it? It’s “Something To Think About” isn’t it?
Pastor Thad Gifford is lead pastor of the Crossroads Community Church, 62 E. Second St., London. He can be reached at (740) 852-7800, e-mail him at email@example.com or at their website www.3c-church.org.